There are two different guitars, both referred to as RR6.
The made-for-export (US) model has an alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, a single Dimarzio humbucker, 22 frets and a fixed bridge with string-through-body design. It has a tone (nearest the output jack) and volume (nearest the pickup) control and a mini switch, and a 628 mm scale.
The for-sale-in-Japan (Japanese) model differs in that it has a regular (instead of mini) switch, like a Strat's. Also, it has an additional single coil pickup at the neck. Both models, obviously, were produced in Japan.
'RR', incidentally, stands for 'Rock and Roll'.
For different promo pictures from the US and Japan, check out the "Adverts" section.
It used to sell for $650 (55,000 Yen).
Heartfield part number: 031-0800.
Heartfield colour codes available for the US guitars: Frost White (755), Montego Black (767), Frost Red (777) and Electric Blue (787). Colour codes for the Japanese guitars: BLK (Black), RED (Red), LPB (Lake Placid Blue) and RYL (Revolution Yellow).
First documented month of manufacture: December 1989 (serial number L89238, see guitar below). Last documented month of manufacture: December 1989 (serial number L89238, see guitar below). It never appeared in Fender Frontline magazine, and has so far only been spotted in a 1990 Japanese Heartfield Catalogue.
Click on a serial number to view an instrument's known history.
|Type: 1989 US-type RR6|
|Serial #: L89238|
|Remarks: The colour is Electric Blue. Unfortunately, the tuning machines are no longer the original Gotohs but Sperzel locking tuners instead.|
|Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons|
|Type: Japan-type RR6|
|Serial #: Unknown|